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Dialing Up Hope Amid Civil War in the DRC

Jean Marie Minani | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK
Jean Marie Minani

A person who doesn't communicate is like a person who is imprisoned. They are excluded from the outside world, without information. They don't hear any news.

How Cross-Border Trade Is Empowering Women and Fostering Peace in DRC

Maria Lange | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Politics
Maria Lange

Through a collection of photographs and interviews, Crossings: The journey to peace challenges predominant narratives about eastern DRC, which focus on 'conflict trade' and 'rape' above broader lived experiences.

British Ex-Soldier Faces Execution In DRC For Alleged 'Murder' Of Cellmate

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A British soldier is facing possible execution in the Democratic Republic of Congo, charged over the death of his cellmate, a death that independent h...

Why the Valuation of Natural Capital Is Key to Protecting the Planet

Barry Gardiner | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Politics
Barry Gardiner

"Grow your economy. And become poorer!" Not a very inspiring message. It doesn't even sound coherent. But however stupid it might sound, that is what is still happening in many developing countries. And if you don't believe that it is possible to grow your GDP at the same time as seeing a decline in your national wealth then consider the following...

Will Declarations Between Kinshasa, M23 Herald Peace for DRC?

Maria Lange | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK
Maria Lange

The 'declarations', which are separate but contain essentially the same points, were supposed to be signed earlier this month, but this was delayed because of disagreement about the title of the document.

Series of Photo Stories Make Local Voices Heard on DRC Conflict

Maria Lange | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK
Maria Lange

Torn apart by 20 years of conflict, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is one of the most violence-stricken parts of the world. In a region with colossal economic potential, many armed groups regularly engage in fighting with devastating consequences for the local populations...

Saving Mothers' and Babies' Lives in DRC

Robin Lustig | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Robin Lustig

When Agnes Lunkembesa gave birth to her ninth child, she decided enough was enough. But although she knew perfectly well how babies were made, she had no idea how to stop them being made.

One Chapter of War in DRC May Be Over, But What Now for Peace?

Maria Lange | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Maria Lange

In the longer term, peace in DRC also requires its government to undertake effectively and in good faith its commitments under this framework, including key structural governance and security sector reforms, and create the conditions for the national oversight mechanism to function effectively...

A Season in the Congo ~ A Lesson Still Unfolding

Naana Orleans-Amissah | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Naana Orleans-Amissah

As I sat waiting for A Season in the Congo, I was struck by how much more of London there was at the Young Vic. There were buxom, Laura Ashley skirted women; teenagers in their requisite black uniform with matching eyeliner and messy ponytail fountains; older men in calf-high black socks and beige Birkenstocks and hip, colourful young women in thigh-kissing chiffon.

Who Is Benefitting From Africa's Economic Boom?

Rachael Akidi | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK
Rachael Akidi

What do Ethiopia, Mozambique and Angola have in common? Well just under two decades ago, the stories that emerged from these three countries pretty much summed up the state of most of the African continent at the time. Two decades later, the same countries are not only in the news, but on every economic analyst's list.

The DRC and Sexual Violence: Too Often Forgotten

Sir John Holmes | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Politics
Sir John Holmes

Some places almost never get the attention they deserve. One of these is the Democratic Republic of Congo. A vast country of some 80 million people, at the heart of Africa. It has struggled since independence in 1960 with a poor colonial legacy, cold war manipulations, venal and incompetent governments, and a succession of wars.

Congo Calling...

Yawo Douvon | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Politics
Yawo Douvon

I ask the other G8 countries, on behalf of the many rape survivors we at CARE have assisted over the years in DRC and other war-torn states, to listen to the voices from Goma and act to end the heinous crime of warzone rape.

Democratic Republic of Congo: New Peace Framework Requires Shared Vision

Maria Lange | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK
Maria Lange

The latest agreement for peace in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) offers a fresh and much needed glimmer of hope for ordinary Congolese citizens suffering from two decades of violence.

Sarah O'Meara

Can Global Dance Event 'One Billion Rising' Stop Violence Against Women?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 14.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle

If you've caught whisperings about One Billion Rising, then you'll probably have some sense of the scale of playwright and activist Eve Ensler's visio...

Why the Congo Experts Need More Scrutiny

Dr Phil Clark | Posted 03.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Phil Clark

While the M23 rebels - who mutinied from the Congolese army last May - remain within striking distance of the key border town of Goma, the regional and international diplomatic wrangling goes on. Fractious peace talks between the rebel leaders and the Congolese government in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, will resume on 4 January.

Hague Threatens Rwanda Aid If Support For DRC Rebels Persists (PICTURES)

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK Politics

Britain will take into account Rwanda's backing for rebels accused of killing and raping in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo in futur...

Malala's Lesson to Us All

Nicola Blackwood MP | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK Politics
Nicola Blackwood MP

In far too many countries, many of them our allies, women and girls aren't even second class citizens, they are prisoners of war.

Democratic Republic of Congo: The Importance of Realistic Legislation on 'Conflict-Free Gadgets'

Chantal Daniels | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK
Chantal Daniels

Accountability and responsibility; where does it start and where does it end? Growing up always comes with taking on greater responsibilities, and we soon learn that our decisions not only affect our own lives, but also those of others, either close or unknown to us. The same counts for our actions, and the direct and indirect consequences they may trigger.

Witchcraft Accusations: When Beliefs Cross the Line

Justin Byworth | Posted 17.10.2012 | UK Politics
Justin Byworth

We've seen the troubling issue of violence against children accused of witchcraft back in the headlines this week, as the UK Government launches an action plan to tackle it.

Democratic Republic of Congo: Failed but Hopeful

Onika Adeneye | Posted 05.02.2012 | Home
Onika Adeneye

For the second time in 40 years the Democratic Republic of Congo has gone to the polls. Over the years, The DRC has been blighted by militia violence, corruption and political failures earning the label of a "failed state".

Congo Holds Its Breath, the Media Does Not

Peter Blair | Posted 03.02.2012 | UK
Peter Blair

Regardless of the result in the DRC, placing all parties under the spotlight of the international media before the result may be one of the only ways the international community can help protect the ordinary Congolese people. It might also remind some news producers why they got into the business in the first place.